CAT Exam Centers 2023: Check State Wise Test Centers List

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Updated on
June 22, 2023

CAT 2023 will be held in 155+ test cities at more than 400 exam centres across the country. All the 10 test cities of Delhi NCR have been split into separate test cities although some of the test cities are still clubbed to one city. Earlier IIMs clubbed all these Delhi NCR cities into one exam city as NCR. The applicants who are planning to choose Delhi, New Delhi, Noida, Gurugram. Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Panipat, Greater Noida and others, can choose any 6 preferred test cities.

Key Changes in CAT 2023 Test City Allotment

Following exam cities are clubbed to one city, so make your choice judiciously:

  • Noida and Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh are clubbed into one test city for CAT exam
  • Faridabad and Gurgaon in Haryana are clubbed as one Test city for CAT exam

All out efforts would be made to allot the nearest test city to the applicant’s address. CAT 2023 test cities have been increased to accommodate higher number of test takers. The important details about the CAT test venues in these CAT test cities 2023 will be made available on the CAT 2023 website in August 2023. The name of the CAT test centre within the test city will be indicated in your CAT Admit Card.    

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CAT 2023 Test City Preference & Allotment Process

  • Candidates will be given the option to select six test cities in order of preference
  • Cities and centres will be assigned to the candidates only after the last date for CAT 2023 registration is over
  • Candidates need not rush to block slots and cities in the initial days of registration
  • Although IIMs try their best to assign candidates to their first preferred city, in case this is not possible, they will be assigned a city following their given order of preference.
  • Candidates will not be able to select the exam session because it will be assigned randomly.  

Delhi NCR Cities Separated 

All the important cities in Delhi NCR, which were clubbed into one city earlier have been separated again. Now the CAT applicants from Delhi NCR can choose any six preferred test cities out of them. The cities avaibale for Delhi NCR candidates are:

New Delhi
Noida/Greater Noida

Facility to Save Travel Time

Now a resident of Noida/Greater Noida or Ghaziabad may choose the test cities separately. This will help in reducing the travel time and inconvenience that was caused few years ago. 


The wastage of time due to running and travelling to a CAT test centre in Delhi NCR stands reduced for CAT 2023. Finding that CAT test takers will be at loss, IIM Lucknow has taken the matter a bit seriously and has cleared the confusion. Now there are sufficient and clearly marked test city choices without creating any confusion.   

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List of CAT 2023 Exam Centres

State wise list of CAT 2023 exam centers is shared below. IIMs reserve the right to change or cancel any test centre / city and/or change the test time and date at their own discretion.. 

CAT 2022 Exam Cities
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh
Guntur; Kakinada; Kurnool; Nellore; Rajahmundry;  Tirupathi; Vijayawada;  Visakhapatnam
Arunachal Pradesh
Dibrugarh; Guwahati; Silchar
Aurangabad; Muzaffarpur; Patna; Purnea
Bhilai; Raipur
Delhi; New Delhi
Madgaon; Panaji
Ahmedabad; Anand; Gandhinagar; Rajkot; Surat;  Vadodara
Ambala; Bahadurgarh; Faridabad; Gurgaon; Hisar; Palwal; Panipath; Rohtak; Sonipat
Himachal Pradesh
Simla; Waknaghat
Jammu & Kashmir
Jammu; Samba
Bokaro; Dhanbad; Jamshedpur; Ranchi
Banglore; Belagavi (Belgaum); Dharwad; Gulbarga; Hubli; Mangalore; Mysore; Udupi
Ernakulam; Kasaragod; Kollam; Kozhikode; Malappuram;  Thrissur; Trivandrum  
Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal; Gwalior; Indore; Jabalpur; Sagar
Ahmednagar; Amravati; Aurangabad; Jalgaon; Kolhapur;  Mumbai, Navi Mumbai; Nagpur; Nanded;  Nashik; Pune; Raigad; Satara; Solapur; Thane; Ulhasnagar
Balasore; Berhampur; Bhubaneswar; Cuttack; Dhenkanal; Sambalpur; Rourkela
Bhatinda; Chandigarh; Fatehgarh Sahib; Jalandhar;  Ludhiana; Mohali;  Pathankot; Patiala; Ropar; Sangrur
Ajmer; Alwar; Jaipur; Jodhpur; Kota; Sikar; Udaipur
Chennai; Coimbatore; Madurai; Namakkal; Thanjavur; Tiruchirappalli; Tirunelvelli
Hyderabad; Karim Nagar; Warangal
Uttar Pradesh
Agra; Allahabad; Barabanki; Bareilly; Ghaziabad; Gorakhpur; Greater Noida; Kanpur; Lucknow; Mathura; Meerut; Muzaffarnagar; Noida;  Varanasi
Dehradun; Roorkee
West Bengal
Asansol; Bankura; Burdwan; Durgapur; Hooghly; Howrah; Kalyani; Kolkata; Siliguri

Read More: CAT 2023 - Exam Date, Registration, Syllabus, Preparation, Books

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